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  • Strong Chile earthquake sets off tsunami waves

    Date: 2015-09-17 06:47:32 GMT - Chile - World - SN:2 - ID:3366825

    SANTIAGO, Sept 17 (MENA) - A powerful earthquake has hit central Chile, causing buildings to sway in the capital Santiago, the BBC reported, quoting officials. The 8.3-magnitude tremor was centred off the coast, about 144 miles (232km) north-west ....

  • Russian diplomat says Palestinian flag to be raised outside UN headquarters

    Date: 2015-09-16 19:52:54 GMT - Russia - World - SN:110 - ID:3365681

    MOSCOW, Sept 16 (MENA) – The Palestinian and the Vatican City State flags will be raised outside the UN headquarters in New York, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said Wednesday. Churkin said the two ....

  • Military detains Burkina Faso leaders weeks ahead of vote

    Date: 2015-09-16 18:47:07 GMT - Burkina Faso - World - SN:105 - ID:3365749

    OUAGADOUGOU, Sept 16 (MENA) - Soldiers detained Burkina Faso's transitional president and prime minister Wednesday, the ABC News reported. The move is raising fears of a coup just weeks before the country was to hold an election to replace its ....

  • Refugee crisis: Hungary uses tear gas, water cannons on migrants at border

    Date: 2015-09-16 16:43:44 GMT - Hungary - World - SN:97 - ID:3365101

    BUDAPEST, Sept 16 (MENA) - Hungarian riot police used tear gas and water cannons on migrants at the country's border with Serbia after a group broke through a barrier to try to enter the European Union. Crowds of desperate migrants, most fleeing ....

  • Two of Turkish workers taken hostage in Iraq released

    Date: 2015-09-16 16:16:37 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:95 - ID:3364973

    ANKARA, Sept 16 (MENA) - Two out of 18 Turkish construction workers abducted by Shiite gunmen in Baghdad this month have been set free in Basra, the Turkish ambassador were quoted by Turkish media as saying on Wednesday. "They are in good health. ....

  • First Syrian refugees to arrive in UK 'in days' –Home Secretary says

    Date: 2015-09-16 13:49:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:74 - ID:3363577

    LONDON, Sept 16 (MENA) - The first Syrian refugees to be resettled in the UK under an expanded Government program will arrive in the next few days, UK Home Secretary Theresa May said, according to Sky News. They will be coming from camps ....

  • German defense min. urges reaching diplmatic solution to Syrian crisis

    Date: 2015-09-16 12:40:20 GMT - Germany - World - SN:59 - ID:3362841

    BERLIN, Sept 16 (MENA) – German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has called for a new diplomatic initiative to bring Syria's warring parties together "at one table to work on a solution together", according to Deutsche Welle. Speaking to ....

  • Greek coast guard rescues 773 people in the Aegean in 24 hours

    Date: 2015-09-16 11:29:16 GMT - Greece - World - SN:47 - ID:3361761

    ATHENS, Sept 16 (MENA) - Greece's coast guard said it has picked up hundreds of people from the sea near eastern Aegean islands as they attempted to reach Greece clandestinely from the nearby Turkish coast, ABC News reported. The coast guard said ....

  • Chinese president to visit US next week

    Date: 2015-09-16 08:28:38 GMT - China - World - SN:14 - ID:3360377

    BEIJING, Sept 16 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping will start a state visit to the US on Tuesday at an invitation by his American counterpart Barack Obama. At an invitation by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Xi will visit the UN ....

  • Putin defends Moscow military assistance to Syrian govt

    Date: 2015-09-15 11:56:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:46 - ID:3353797

    DUSHANBE, Sept 15(MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday strongly defended Moscow’s military assistance to the Syrian government, saying it’s impossible to defeat the Islamic State group without cooperating with Damascus, USA Today ....

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